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Xi faces unpalatable choices on trade, politics and Hong Kong

Hard approach would temporarily bolster Beijing's authority but risk long term costs

| China
By accepting Trump's deal, Xi will lose face but reap real, albeit limited, gains.   © Reuters

These are tough times for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Although he managed to talk American President Donald Trump into resuming stalled Sino-American trade negotiations at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan at the end of June, huge gaps need to be closed and the prospect of a deal remains uncertain. In the meantime, the escalating protest against a controversial extradition law in Hong Kong is also testing his crisis management ability.

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